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A release from the AAAS (via EurekAlert.org), August 20, 2019--"How to Improve Multiple Sclerosis Therapy":


https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/rb-hti082019.php


This part in particular:


There are also financial aspects that impede the development of new drugs. There is evidence that drugs approved for another indication may also prove effective against multiple sclerosis. "But as patents for such medication have expired, pharmaceutical companies can't further develop them," explains Simon Faissner [of the Department of Neurology, Ruhr University-Bochum]. "The implementation of studies to test the efficacy of those drugs for MS often fails due to a lack of funds."[/size][/color]
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From PubMed, an abstract of an article, "Chronic inflammation in multiple sclerosis--seeing what was always there" (August 20, 2019), pointing out that in the last two decades great strides have been made in MRI imaging techniques:


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31420598
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THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Chiropractors
« Last post by agate on August 19, 2019, 07:12:14 am »
I've never been to a chiropractor but I understand that for many people, including people with MS, a chiropractor is their primary care person. This article from Forbes (August 19, 2019) points out that chiropractors haven't had nearly as much training as medical doctors--"$545 Million Wasn't Enough for Chiropractors. Now They're Lobbying for More":


http://bit.ly/2HhkyAG
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THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Keeping kidneys healthy
« Last post by agate on August 18, 2019, 07:49:58 am »

People with MS are particularly likely to develop kidney problems. The reasons may have to do with increasing inactivity and/or frequent UTIs. This article, "Keep Your Kidneys Healthy," from Consumer Reports Health (September 2019) has some good suggestions:

http://bit.ly/2Z11ilO
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More on this in Multiple Sclerosis News Today (August 16, 2019)--"MS's Progression Speed Tied to 'Smoldering' Brain Inflammation":


https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/columns/2019/08/13/ms-progression-speed-tagged-to-smoldering-brain-inflammation/
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MS is already anesthetizing us. Adding more anesthesia has its risks.

From Brain and Life (from the AAN--August/September 2019), "General Anesthesia Tips for People with Neurologic Disorders":


http://bit.ly/33DROvr
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From Medical News Today (August 15, 2019)--"Rejuvenating stem cells may hold key to MS treatments." MS is mentioned at the very end of the article though it isn't entirely clear just how this finding is going to affect MS treatment.


http://bit.ly/2ZbNRys




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From PubMed (August 14, 2019), an abstract of a study from researchers at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, entitled "Association of chronic active multiple sclerosis lesions with disability in vivo":


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31403674
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A survey involving 480 people with MS to determine their employment status, and 77% were found to be employed. Of the unemployed or underemployed, fatigue was found to be a more important reason for the impaired functioning than gait or immobility problems.  Cognitive problems were found to be the second most important reason.


https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/msresourcecenter/article/203070/multiple-sclerosis/patient-registry-sheds-light-economic
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From Medical News Today (August 12, 2019). At the bottom of the article there is a paragraph evaluating the quality of the research.


http://bit.ly/2TorosW
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